Global Mentoring Program

AUP's Global Mentoring Program (previously the AUP Career Mentoring Program) brings together AUP alumni and current AUP students for a holistic and career-based mentoring relationship over the course of one academic semester. Alumni mentors guide students in setting and achieving academic, personal and professional goals and provide insights to support their mentee's goals for post-AUP life. To be eligible to participate in the program, mentees must have at least sophomore standing and be enrolled as degree-seeking students at AUP, either as an undergraduate or graduate student. 

All meetings between AUP students and alumni will be held virtually during the Fall 2021 semester.

To get involved as a student or an alum, keep reading to learn more and contact alumniataup.edu with your questions.

Important Dates (Spring & Fall)

Start of the semester (Spring or Fall): Registration for the Global Mentoring Program opens

Week 2/3 of the semester: Deadline to sign up for the Global Mentoring Program (specific deadline announced via email each term)

Week 4/5 of the semester: Virtual kick-off event for the Global Mentoring Program

Please note that specific dates vary from semester to semester—once registration for the Global Mentoring Program opens, you will be notified via e-mail. If you are interested in becoming a mentee, make sure to check your email regularly during the first weeks of the semester.

Please stay tuned for further Global Mentoring Program events and opportunities throughout each semester. For more information please contact alumniataup.edu.

Become a Mentee

The AUP Global Mentoring Program gives you the opportunity to connect and network with experienced professionals in AUP's alumni network and to ask questions about careers, achieving goals, and how to make the most of your time at AUP.

 
How it works

 

  1. Sign up before September 23, 2021 by watching the student information video and filling out the student registration form
  2. AUP Alumni Affairs (alumniataup.edu) will match AUP students with alumni based on their responses, then share the results with you. While your mentor may be in a different professional field than the one you're interested in, they will be an excellent resource for you as you prepare for life after AUP, whether that's in one semester or three years from now.
  3. Attend the virtual program kickoff event on September 23. Alumni Affairs and the Careers Office will host virtual events throughout the semester that all mentees and mentors are invited to attend. AUP students can join the Global Mentoring organization on AUP Engage to learn about these events. Attendance is not mandatory, but these events are a great way to connect with other mentees and mentors and enrich your experience. 
  4. Reach out to your mentor first and connect regularly. After receiving your match, you must send an introductory email to your mentor and arrange a time for your first virtual meeting. During that meeting, we highly recommended working out a meeting schedule for the semester, and discussing your goals for this semester. We also recommend that you and your mentor meet three to five times during the semester for 30 to 60 minutes at a time. This time frame is flexible and it's up to you and your mentor to determine what works best. 
  5. Use your resources. To help guide your meetings, additional resources, including conversational prompts, questions and tips are available on this page and will be emailed to you. 
  6. Achieve your goals over the duration of the semester and thank your mentor for their support and insight!
  7. Wrapping up. The program officially ends on the second to last week of the semester, concluding with a final virtual event, at which point you and your mentor can end the formal mentoring relationship – but mentors and mentees may certainly choose to stay in touch.

Become a Mentor

By signing up to mentor AUP students, you provide an invaluable service to their personal and professional growth. The AUP Careers Office matches students and alumni based on interests, experience, and what mentors are able to advise on. For those who previously participated in the Alumni Career Mentoring Program, this new program expands your mentoring relationship for students who may wish for more holistic guidance.

 

How it works
  1. Sign up by filling out this form.
  2. Alumni Affairs (alumniataup.edu) will match AUP students with alumni based on their responses, then share the results with you by week 3 of the semester. While you may be in a different professional field than the one your mentee is interested in, you will be an excellent resource to support them in exploring and pursuing their academic, personal and professional goals. 
  3. Attend the virtual program kickoff event (dates will be communicated via email). The Alumni Affairs and Careers Office will host virtual events throughout the year that both you and your mentee can attend. The Office of Alumni Affairs will be in contact with you about these events.
  4. Connect with your mentee. Your mentee will reach out to you first to arrange a first virtual meeting. During that meeting, work out your meeting schedule and what goals you'd like to achieve together. We recommend mentors and mentees meet three to five times during the semester for 30 to 60 minutes at a time. While we ask mentees to take the lead in reaching out to you – students might need a friendly nudge from time to time. 
  5. Use your resources. Resources, including conversational prompts, questions and tips are available to download on this page. 
  6. Check in with Alumni Affairs. During the course of the 10-week program, you will receive regular emails from Alumni Affairs, containing resources, invitations to virtual events, or a quick survey about your experience. These communications are sent for your benefit, but following them is not required.
  7. Wrapping up. The program officially ends on the second to last week of the semester, concluding with a final virtual event, at which point you and your mentee can end the formal mentoring relationship – but mentors and mentees may certainly choose to stay in touch.

Mentoring Resources